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Wawrinka Joins Queen's Club Line-up With Wild Card
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

The Australian Open champion and World No.3 Stanislas Wawrinka has added further strength and star-quality to the Aegon Championships player field after receiving a wild card into the tournament at The Queen’s Club, 9-15 June.

Wawrinka, who blasted his way through the opposition in Melbourne to win his first Grand Slam title, joins the current Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, World No.6 Tomas Berdych and 2011 runner-up Jo Wilfried Tsonga in the field. The youngest man inside the Top 20, Grigor Dimitrov, and four-time champion Lleyton Hewitt will also compete for the prestigious Aegon Championships trophy.

Tournament Director Ross Hutchins, said: “This is fantastic news. Stan has been a revelation this year, breaking through at the very highest level, and playing some spectacular tennis. He adds further strength and competition to the Aegon Championships line-up, and we are delighted that he has chosen to come to The Queen’s Club.”

Wawrinka said: “I am really looking forward to playing in the Aegon Championships and very grateful that the tournament saved a wild card for me. I love London, I love the atmosphere, it is an important tournament with a lot of history, and playing at The Queen’s Club gives me the best possible chance to become comfortable on grass.”

David Macmillan, Chief Marketing Officer, Aegon UK, said: ''This is fabulous news. Stan shook the tennis world with his victory in Australia, and with Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych and Jo Wilfried Tsonga just some of the players alongside him, the Aegon Championships promises to be a spectacular event.”   

On finals day, the Aegon Championships will stage a mixed doubles match involving Murray and Hutchins as part of Rally For Bally, with British Tennis coming together in memory of Elena Baltacha, who recently died of liver cancer. Mixed doubles matches will also take place on 15th June at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham and the Aegon International in Eastbourne. The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is the official charity of the Aegon Championships, and the proceeds will be split between the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis (Charity Registration No. 1148532) and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (Charity Registration No. 1095197). To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/RallyForBally.  

 

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